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Cold Sores In Back Of Throat
See below: Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus 1. Over half our population gets cold sores. Another 25% of our population has this virus but never gets the symptoms. They appear on average about a week after exposure and can last up to three weeks. This virus stays in the body even after the acute outbreak is over. Once the virus enters the body, it never leaves. For more info go to natdent.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Herpes Simplex Virus: Yes it can cause painful lesions inside the buccal mucosa causing the kid not to eat good. ...Read more
I have cold sores on my mouth and suspect it has spread further down into my throat, i'm nursing my baby, what can I do?
This yr i got sick six times. My throat like three times, a yeast infection, a cold, and three cold sores. What to do? Im scared.
Throat infections: Don't be scared, but i would still recommend seeing your primary doctor or an ent. They should be able to figure out what is going on. Feel better! ...Read more
Can u get herpes in u mouth and throat from performing oral sex, or does it have to b cold sores on the outside?
Have a cold sore on the top, back portion of mouth/throat near uvula (visible when using a flashlight). Could this be a result of a cold I just had?
Spot on throat : It may be related to a viral infection, viruses can cause cold sores and other irritations ...Read more
Symptoms: cold/sore throat/cough/fatigue. Stays a few days, clears up, feel great, comes back. 2 weeks totalsick. Any clue what that could be? Thanks.
See allergist/immuno: It appears that you may have an immune problem and recommend that you consult an allergist/immunologist. One of the conditions to be ruled out would be cyclic neutropenia in which your WBC gets very low periodically but impairment in the immune system can cause the same problem as well. ...Read more
Should i take a friend that's been sick for a few days to a clinic or er? Cold, sore throat, back pain 4 days.
Yes: If you feel your friend needs to see a doctor they probably should. Try to avoid the er unless the symptoms are a lot worse than you seem to suggest. Your friend will certainly not feel better if they have to wait for hours to be seen while more urgent problems are being dealt with. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi Doctor. When I swallow the right side of my throat hurts and nowhere else, just right side. I have herpes 1 but no cold sores. Can it be that?
Herpes virus: Herpetic stomatitis is a contagious viral illness caused by herpes virus hominis (also herpes simplex virus, hsv). It is seen mainly in young children. This condition is probably a child's first exposure to the herpes virus. The sores occur in the mouth and throat. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Started with cold sore on cheek, sore on roof of month, feel like sores in throat now painful red dots on tip of my tongue.
Could be serious: This sounds like an innocent disease called herpangina from a virus that mostly affects children. And it is possible you have it, if you are exposed to children. However, you are 62. At this age some other more serious things could be happening and I would urge you to see a clinician soon. Meanwhile for comfort you can use warm salt water gargles and Tylenol. Good luck! ...Read more
First cold sores they are covereing my bottom lip and half the top throat hurts, gums hurt, cankor sores, all over. Can't eat. I'm miserable. Help?
Stomatitis: If this is your first time with cold sores, this initial phase is called primary herpetic gingivostomatits. It is usually accompanied with a low grade fever and will last 10-14 days. I would recommend seeing your dentist for information about this and the chance of recurring cold sores. A prescription for an antiviral medicine could also aid when the tingling begins at the onset of a cold sore. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it normal that with each cycle i get a sore throat, sore ears and cold sores? As well, below the belt i always get fissures. I'm a mess. :(
PPlease see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
I have 2 spots or cold sores on the side of my lip and a very sore throat and toothache. What should I do?
I had a cold sore yesterday and now my throat hurts to swallow but no fever and the back of my throat is all white?
I have strep throat and my gums are inflamed and hurt to brush my teeth or eat is this normal? I also have cold sores.
Many causes: Strep throat can certainly cause irritation of surrounding tissues. In addition, fever from strep can cause "cold sores" (=oral herpes, which 98% of us have) in your lips, gums, mouth, throat, or even esophagus. There are medications to help shorten the duration of the cold sores; see your doctor about this. Warm salt water gargles (1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water; swish, gargle, spit) help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer